Pakistan is one of those countries that receive very bad press in the West, and yet I have to say, having visited the country twice, both the north and south, I have been met with nothing but kindness and hospitality by the people, and never felt anything other than a warm welcome.
“Hehehe Pakistan roads” chuckles Nazeer as he slaps his palm on the weathered dash of our open-top Jeep. We are careening down a single-lane dirt road in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: the northwest province of Pakistan, formerly known as the Northwest Frontier. To the west is the Afghan border, the tribal areas alongside Punjab lie to the south, and Gilgit-Baltistan beckons from the east. We are amidst the confluence of the three highest mountain ranges in the world - where Mother Nature’s power can be seen in its true, raw glory.
Max Wood has just returned from Pakistan where he was leading our 'Karakoram Adventure: Kashgar to Kashmir' Tour. Read about his adventures in some of the world's most stunning scenery.
Lahore is Pakistan's second most populous city, as well as being its cultural and culinary centre. Home to magnificent examples of Mughal architecture and bustling markets, it's one of Asia's most fascinating cities.
Visiting Pakistan is one of the most rewarding adventure travel experiences you can have. The country has had its up and downs recently so understandably many people have concerns about visiting. Wild Frontiers has been offering tours to this wonderful country for 15 years. Here we offer some practical tips and try to answer any concerns people may have about visiting Pakistan.
The trip had been a great success. The group had been the perfect mix of ages – sexes, couples and singles – the weather had been glorious and the journey passed off without incident. Leaving the Kalash valleys we’d had fun in Chitral, where the first polo tournament of the season was taking plac…
After the success of our Evening of Adventure at the Royal Geographical Society back in March, where on the night we raised over £7,000 for the Kalash flood defence wall, I was excited to get back to those heavenly valleys and lay the foundation stone. Saifullah Jan, the chief spokesperson for th…